A MAN CALLED OTTO – Review by Susan Granger

Tom Hanks stars in A Man Called Otto, a remake of the popular 2015 Swedish film A Man Called Ove which was Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. Forcibly retired from his engineering managerial job, widowed Otto Anderson (Hanks) is bitter and resentful. So now he spends the majority of his time patrolling and enforcing the rules of his gated neighborhood, located somewhere in suburban Pennsylvania.

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A MAN CALLED OTTO – Review by T.J. Callahan

Tom Hanks makes every movie better. Okay, okay, not Elvis. But he certainly elevates this remake of an Oscar nominated Swedish film from the New York Times bestselling novel titled A Man Called Ove. A Man Called Otto, without Hanks (and sometimes with Hanks), is simply an old fashioned made for TV movie. Despite its mediocrity, the film conveys heart and good ideas to practice: don’t judge a book by its cover, there’s always something to live for, and treat others as you’d like to be treated. Who can argue with that?!

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